USGPA Championship 2019 round one tee times, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy

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Woods is looking to win back to back majors after his recent Augusta Masters success - REX

Defending champion Brooks Koepka is the one to beat at this week's PGA Championship even if Tiger Woods will have the boisterous New York galleries on side as one of golf's four major tournaments begins a new era in the spring.

After being held since 1972 in the dog days of summer, the PGA Championship's move to May should ensure milder weather and more attention from U.S. sports fans whose thoughts by August have invariably turned to American football.

For the first time ever in a major championship, every player ranked in the top 100 in the world will tee it up, barring late withdrawals.

The field will comprise 156 players, but 155 of them will be in the supporting cast as one man takes centre stage.

Tiger-mania is back in full force after he ended his decade-plus major drought by winning the Masters last month, and Woods is one of the favourites on a course where he lifted the U.S. Open trophy in 2002.

But big, brawny Bethpage, a 7,459-yard course in Farmingdale on Long Island, is arguably less suited for his 43-year-old game than the other major venues this year.

While not short off the tee, Woods is no longer among the game's biggest hitters after his 2017 spinal fusion.

He may have to let rip with his driver to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy a fifth time, adding to his previous successes in 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007.

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USGPA Championship round one tee times (all BST)

First hole

  • 1145 - Rob Labritz, United States; Beau Hossler, United States; J.J. Spaun, United States.
  • 1156 - Sam Burns, United States; Jeffrey Schmid, United States; Keith Mitchell, United States.
  • 1207 - Byeong Hun An, South Korea; Jason Caron, United States; Andrew Putnam, United States.
  • 1218 - John O'Leary, United States; Harold Varner III, United States; Kyle Stanley, United States.
  • 1229 - Mike Lorenzo-Vera, France; Justin Harding, South Africa; Richy Werenski, United States.
  • 1240 - Vijay Singh, Fiji; Jason Dufner, United States; Jimmy Walker, United States.
  • 1251 - Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland; Chez Reavie, United States; Brendan Jones, Australia.
  • 1302 - Tyrrell Hatton, England; Russell Knox, Scotland; Haotong Li, China.
  • 1313 - Lee Westwood, England; Shaun Norris, South Africa; Charles Howell III, United States.
  • 1324 - J.B. Holmes, United States; Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark; Troy Merritt, United States.
  • 1335 - Joost Luiten, Netherlands; Brian Mackey, United States; Matt Wallace, England.
  • 1346 - Casey Russell, United States; Luke List, United States; Abraham Ancer, Mexico.
  • 1357 - Craig Bowden, United States; Adam Long, United States; Joaquin Niemann, Chile.
  • 1710 - Michael Thompson, United States; Danny Lee, New Zealand; Justin Bertsch, United States.
  • 1721 - Cameron Champ, United States; Rich Berberian Jr., United States; Lucas Glover, United States.
  • 1732 - Emiliano Grillo, Argentina; Daniel Berger, United States; Paul Casey, England.
  • 1743 - Tony Finau, United States; Billy Horschel, United States; Ian Poulter, England.
  • 1754 - Matt Fitzpatrick, England; Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Spain, Gary Woodland, United States.
  • 1805 - Padraig Harrington, Ireland; Martin Kaymer, Germany; Keegan Bradley, United States.
  • 1816 - Jon Rahm, Spain; Dustin Johnson, United States; Jordan Spieth, United States.
  • 1827 - Pat Perez, United States; Kevin Kisner, United States; Bryson DeChambeau, United States.
  • 1838 - Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland; Phil Mickelson, United States; Jason Day, Australia.
  • 1849 - Satoshi Kodaira, Japan; Matt Kuchar, United States; Cameron Smith, Australia.
  • 1900 - Corey Conners, Canada; Jim Furyk, United States; Marc Leishman, Australia.
  • 1911 - Jorge Campillo, Spain; Stuart Deane, United States; Chesson Hadley, United States.
  • 1922 - Dylan Frittelli, South Africa; Andrew Filbert, United States; Kurt Kitayama, United States.

10th hole

  • 1145 - Ben Cook, United States; Scott Piercy, United States; Brian Gay, United States.
  • 1156 - Thomas Pieters, Belgium; Patton Kizzire, United States; Adam Hadwin, Canada.
  • 1207 - Brandt Snedeker, United States; Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand; Max Homa, United States.
  • 1218 - Henrik Stenson, Sweden; David Lipsky, United States; Richard Sterne, South Africa.
  • 1229 - Shane Lowry, Ireland; Erik Van Rooyen, South Africa; Tommy Fleetwood, England.
  • 1240 - Sergio Garcia, Spain; Kelly Kraft, United States; Adam Scott, Australia.
  • 1251 - Charley Hoffman, United States; Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa; Patrick Reed, United States.
  • 1302 - Rickie Fowler, United States; Bubba Watson, United States; Justin Rose, England.
  • 1313 - Xander Schauffele, United States; Hideki Matsuyama, Japan; Alex Noren, Sweden.
  • 1324 - Brooks Koepka, United States; Francesco Molinari, Italy; Tiger Woods, United States.
  • 1335 - Aaron Wise, United States; Ryan Fox, New Zealand; Shugo Imahira, Japan.
  • 1346 - Julian Suri, United States; Marty Jertson, United States; Martin Trainer, United States.
  • 1357 - Lucas Herbert, Australia; Cory Schneider, United States; Sungjai Im, South Korea.
  • 1710 - Ryan Vermeer, United States; Adrian Otaegui, Spain; Jason Kokrak, United States.
  • 1721 - Alex Bjork, Sweden; Rod Perry, United States; Ross Fisher, England.
  • 1732 - Eddie Pepperell, England; Branden Grace, South Africa; Ryan Palmer, United States.
  • 1743 - Ryan Moore, United States; Joel Dahmen, United States; Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark.
  • 1754 - Y.E. Yang, South Korea; Rich Beem, United States; John Daly, United States.
  • 1805 - Steve Stricker, United States; Brian Harman, United States; Patrick Cantlay, United States.
  • 1816 - Sung Kang, United States; Shaun Micheel, United States; Alex Beach, United States.
  • 1827 - C.T. Pan, Taiwan; Kevin Na, United States; Ryan Armour, United States.
  • 1838 - Danny Willett, England; Webb Simpson United States; Zach Johnson, United States.
  • 1849 - Kevin Tway, United States; Brandon Stone, South Africa; Bronson Burgoon, United States.
  • 1900 - Si Woo Kim, South Korea; Danny Balin, United States; Tom Lewis, England.
  • 1911 - Jazz Janewattananond, Thailand; Tyler Hall, United States; Michael Kim, United States.
  • 1922 - Mikko Korhonen, Finland; Craig Hocknull, United States; Jhonattan Vegas, Venezuela.